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Rabbit Hunting Technique?

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Unread 01-31-2014, 09:54 AM
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Unread 09-25-2015, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by medic11 View Post
Another good one I like, go at night. Use a small but powerful flashlight, like a Surefire, and a pellet gun or your .22. Creep slow, stop, shine your light in a sweeping motion all around you. Look for the reflection of their eyes. Raise your rifle and take a head shot. Your bright light will usually cause them to stop what they're doing, but don't wait too long to take the shot. It's as easy as shooting fish in a barrel.

I've had far more success hunting at night than during the day. Just make sure you know the terrain so you're able to walk/stalk with no light for a short distance. I usually walk about 10 yds in the dark, stop, shine my light and scan the area. If I don't see little eyes looking back at me I turn off the light and keep moving, slowly and quietly.
Just make sure your local regs allow night hunting! In Idaho that's a no-no!
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Unread 12-08-2015, 02:07 PM
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if there are no tracks and droppings = no Wabbits ..

you should see grazing on the shrubs etc small poplar they eat the bark .. it will be dense bush and in you need to push your way in trees to find them here , they need cover except at night you will see lots of tracks but no Wabbits find the dense bush .. bingo

Go Slow bobbing head as in taking as many anlges of a look ahead as you can then move slowly and repeat..


If there are no birch trees in the area, look for Aspen saplings.

In the southern foothills, Mature willows are for bedding, young Aspen (especially saplings) for feeding. Hunt the bedding areas mid day, feeding areas at first and last light. Cutting down some trees or making a pile of fresh branches for food is very effective for drawing in rabbits.

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Unread 12-08-2015, 03:14 PM
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I had the most fun with a .22 in farm groves. My favorite was one that had some old machinery in the grove that i would simply climb and sit still. Within minutes they would be back out of their holes scampering around. So much fun and good eating. The other approach that we had was a bit more aggressive. Walk as mentioned above with shotguns and have at it. Bunny's can be found in a lot of places but a good wooded, thick farm grove is tough to beat.
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